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How Jimmy Stewart’s war service affected ‘It’s a Wonderful Life'

As we stare headlong into the height of the holiday season, the 1946 James Stewart classic It’s a Wonderful Life is set to make its annual television rounds. It was the first movie Stewart made when he returned home after serving as a pilot in World War II, an ... Read more

Look at Wes Anderson’s new Christmas ‘movie’

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If you’ve been waiting patiently for a new film from quirky, visually imaginative director Wes Anderson -- after all, it has been nearly three years since The Grand Budapest Hotel -- your wish has been granted for the holidays. Well, kind of. Read more

TV re-examines Pearl Harbor attack in compelling new documentaries

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National Archives and Records Administration

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy …” Read more

Welcome back to the ’60s, thanks to NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

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NBC

It sounds like the stars of Hairspray Live! will need a full emergency room team waiting in the wings when the ambitious TV version of the Broadway musical airs on NBC. Read more

Jackie Kennedy: The first Instagram first lady

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AP

“All the talk over what I wear and how I fix my hair has amused and puzzled me,” Jacqueline Kennedy wrote long ago in Campaign Wife, the syndicated weekly newspaper column she wrote during John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign. “What does my hair... Read more

‘Tower’ turns Texas tragedy into powerful filmmaking

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Kino Lorber

Even a routine documentary about the 1966 shooting from the tower at the University of Texas Austin — in which 46 people were shot and 14 died — wou... Read more

How to get your ‘Rogue One’ on

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Jonathan Olley & Leah Evans

The next Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film in the franchise, is being released Dec. 16 and, yes, die-hard fans have purchased tickets already. But if you’re someone who wouldn’t know Senato... Read more

‘Man Down’ falls and can’t get up

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Lionsgate Premiere

Before the final credits roll in Man Down, statistics are flashed on screen regarding the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with PTSD or who commit suicide. They are sobering, alarming figures and they deserve to preceded by a better movie than this handsome... Read more

Meteorologist Remeisha Shade leaves NBC 5

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Star-Telegram archives

Looks like there’s been a change in the weather at KXAS/Channel 5, especially on weekends. Read more

It’s ‘Mariah’s World’ – we just live in it

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NBCUniversal via TNS

Mariah Carey knows how to make an entrance. Read more

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